I'm starting a movement. Anyone want to get involved?
Do you know someone who has depression? I've decided to start a movement to encourage people to be aware of those in their circle of friends and family who do, and to send a card (or even a few) in July, to let them know how much you care. This is a subject close to my heart, as I've lost a family member to depression as a teenager. Let's see how many people lives we touch!
In this digital age, we send texts, but do you remember how lovely it is to get something that's NOT a bill in the mail? To know someone cares enough to let you know they are there for you, with an encouraging sentence or two, that you can keep forever, and never forget...... Is a beautiful, powerful thing.
Last year a very close friend was struggling with depression, and I wanted to do something to be there for her- but we are separated by 2 states, so it was very difficult. I decided to send her a card a day for a week, with the last card containing a gift voucher for her and her partner to go to the movies. Yes, I could have just sent the voucher, but I wanted her to know how much I cared, and SO wished I could have been the shoulder she cried on. So I WAS there, every day for a week. It was a small thing, but powerful. It gave her something to look forward to, instead of another day of depression.
If you would like to support those with depression in your life, and community, follow the following steps:
1-please share this post, (to get the word out there!)
2-make or buy a card.
3-take a pic of the card, post that picture on facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #frommetoyouwhenyourefeelingblu (thanks Leisa Pedersen for that idea!)
4- send card to your loved one. :-)
By "hash tagging" your post you enable us all to see how many peoples lives are being touched by sending words of love to those with depression. My team and I would love this to go viral, and 1000s of people with depression recognise there are MANY people who care and want the very best for them. Imagine a person with depression recieving not just one, but, 2, or 3, or 5 cards in July from different people who are concerned for them! What a boost that would be! If things go well- we could do this EVERY JULY!!!!
Id love to hear your thoughts on my idea, and if you are determined to have a go!